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Wisconsin prairie to be named for botany Professor Hugh Iltis

September 17, 2007

A prairie in Marquette County will soon be named for Hugh Iltis, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor emeritus of botany and former director of the UW–Madison Herbarium.

UW expert to discuss public health risks from regional climate change

September 4, 2007

Climate models predict more extreme weather events for the Upper Midwest. Without increased precautions and investments in infrastructure, more people are expected to be affected by heat waves, pollution, severe storms, and infectious diseases.

Workshop to focus on policy innovation for environmental, economic gain

May 29, 2007

How can the U.S. and the European Union find solutions to environmental problems while also supporting the economy? Eight Europeans with expertise in creating and using new policies to meet 21st century environmental and economic challenges will be in Madison June 19 at Monona Terrace as part of an open-to-the-public "international dialogue on ecological policy" co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Resident bacteria may help clean phosphorous from lakes

May 2, 2007

UW-Madison engineer Katherine McMahon is integrating her expertise in wastewater engineering and in biological systems to study the bacterial community in different eutrophied lakes — two in Madison and one in China — to learn more about how those bacteria affect phosphorus cycling in the lakes.

Lake districts serve as prisms of environmental change

April 24, 2007

Two vastly different Wisconsin lake districts - one in a dynamic agricultural and urban setting, the other in a forested and much less developed region of the state - are proving their value as sentinels of regional environmental change, according to a new report.

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

March 8, 2007

The health risks posed by mercury-contaminated fish is sufficient to warrant issuing a worldwide general warning to the public-especially children and women of childbearing age-to be careful about how much and which fish they eat.

Top state officials to discuss Wisconsin’s environment

December 5, 2006

Four members of Gov. Jim Doyle’s cabinet whose agencies handle a broad spectrum of environmental and resource management concerns will discuss the environment at a free public forum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, 816 State St.

New York Times environment reporter to speak

November 15, 2006

New York Times environment reporter Andrew Revkin will give a free public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium.

EcoHealth One conference to explore global health, environment

September 25, 2006

Nearly 300 people from around the world will gather October 6-10 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for the program "EcoHealth One," the first international conference of a newly expanded consortium of human and wildlife health experts, ecologists, conservation biologists, and social scientists exploring the links between ecology and our health.

Symposium explores ‘clean’ energy sources

April 28, 2006

Notable energy experts from across the United States and as far away as France will consider energy-production impacts and choices at a symposium hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Lake restrictions make lakeshore property more valuable

February 16, 2004

People are willing to pay more to live on a lake that's protected from degradation, often related to lakeshore development.

Animal model answers questions about environment

January 28, 2004

Birds were dying on an island off the coast of Florida, and people didn't know why. A group of conservationists wondered if the culprit might be a pesticide sprayed into the air to wipe out mosquitoes. The explanation quickly came from an unlikely source in Wisconsin.

Gene barrier could boost farming, environment

October 12, 2000

Working with teosinte, a wild cousin of maize, a university scientist has found a molecular barrier that, bred into modern hybrid corn, is capable of completely locking out foreign genes, including those from genetically modified corn.